Apple had announced a new mid-range iPhone 5C on Sept 10 and we felt that Apple will not waste much time in announcing the release date or making the phone available for sale and that is what the Cupertino company is up to now. Apple has already started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5C in eleven countries which include US, UK and Canada.
The iPhone 5C release date is expected arrive on all the well-known carriers in US namely, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. These carriers have already started receiving pre-orders for the new iPhone 5C from today. In fact, the new iPhone 5C is even listed on the Apple App Store for pre-order.
The iPhone 5C is available in five colors namely, white, red, yellow, blue and green. The handset will be available in two storage variants namely, 16GB and 32GB. The 16GB variant of iPhone 5C will be available for $99 through contract whereas the 32GB variant of the iPhone 5C will be available for $199 through contract.
If you wish to buy the 16GB iPhone 5C without contract, it would cost you $549. The 32GB iPhone 5C is also available without contract at a price of $649. According to Los Angeles Times, Walmart is offering a discount of $20 for customers who will pre-order iPhone 5C on contract. Sprint is going to make all the four colors of iPhone 5C available except for yellow within two weeks. The yellow iPhone 5C will arrive on Sprint’s network after three weeks.
If you are interested in the iPhone 5C, you can place a pre-order online now. However, your iPhone 5C will be shipped to you from Sept 20. The iPhone 5C tech specs are very similar to that of last year’s iPhone 5 which is discontinued. Apple is not making pre-order option available for iPhone 5S which is costlier device that packs in a swanky new faster A7 CPU, the innovative fingerprint sensor and an enhanced camera.
The iPhone handsets are so popular in US that in the previous year Apple had exhausted its online stock of iPhone 5 and that too within an hour. Then, the iPhone 5 could only be shipped to customers after two weeks time and then it gradually increased to three to four weeks. Customers who could not wait any longer visited retail stores to purchase the iPhone 5 without delay.
Another interesting piece of knowledge about last year’s iPhone 5 is that within 24 hours, the handset was able to attain 2 million preorders. And within the first three days of the release, the Cupertino company sold 5 million iPhone 5 handsets. Such is the popularity of iPhone 5.
Tech analysts are of the view that this time around the popularity of Apple could increase even more mainly because Apple has launched two new iPhones, one slots itself as a mid-range smartphone whereas the other one is a costlier premium smartphone. Both iPhones will be released on Sept 20 in eleven countries simultaneously and after a short while these iPhones will be made available in other regions of the world.
Apple is not only launching iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S but also a beeline of new accessories along with colorful cases. Apple has launched the iPhone 5C to target Asian markets. What do you think about move Apple’s move? Will the iPhone 5C be able gain good popularity in Asian countries like China and India? Do let us know your views.